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Wednesday, May 22 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Encourage Wonder and Curiosity: Facilitating Inquiry Based Youth Centered Learning FILLING

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Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live.” ---Mae Jemison
How do we foster curiosity in our OST learning spaces? Inquiry based learning allows young people to engage in problem solving and STEAM-based activities can help encourage them to discover new ideas on their own. Join us in this workshop as we share meaningful learning experiences and practice how to ask effective questions that guide students to use skills, tools and prior knowledge that will help them find their own answers.

Learning Goals:
  • Understanding the value of curiosity and inquiry-based, youth centered learning;
  • Collaborating and sharing meaningful learning experiences with fellow participants; and
  • Exploring the practice of asking effective questions.

"Takebacks" from this Workshop:
  • Practices that will allow you to foster curiosity in your classroom
  • Build youth choice and decision-making
  • Stimulate thinking
  • Engage youth in problem solving
  • Spark and sustain youth’s interest/curiosity
  • Asking open ended questions
  • Curiosity that will lead you to learn more!

A continental breakfast will be provided.

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Shannon McMannus

Shannon McManus is an educator who strives to provide meaningful and fun learning experiences for people of all ages. She is currently developing a variety of STEM experiences for young children and educators in her community. After teaching high school physics and integrated science... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm EDT
344 Broadway, 2nd Fl Conference Rm